McAllen Wins $20,000 Grant as Part of National ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Campaign
During Earth Month, the public voted for parks and park projects to receive grants for improvements.
Miss South Padre Island Scholarship Pageant
Miss South Padre Island 2017 will be crowned on May 27. Elite Productions is seeking applicants who live in the Rio Grande Valley and are between the ages of 5 and 24. The beachwear portion of the competition will be held at Clayton’s on May 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm, and the full pageant will be held at the South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau on May 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm
PSJA ISD students gain experience using voting machines during class elections
Students at PSJA North Early College High School experienced what it is like to vote using actual voting machines.
Owner of ‘Little Graceland’ Dies
Simon Vega served in the Army with Elvis Presley and ran a museum to celebrate the musician.
S.P.I. city employee receives Rising Star Award
Araceli Sanchez, human resources generalist, has received The Texas Municipal Human Resources Association (TMHRA) Rising Star Award
Two PSJA Memorial Early College High School seniors awarded Terry Scholarships
Students are selected based on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership potential and financial need.
PSJA student to be part of Meet & Greet at local Hollywood Film Premier
Local student returned from the Hollywood premier of her big screen debut of “How to be a Latin Lover."
South Padre Island hosts surfing competition
The South Padre Island Open takes place Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23.
American Red Cross Honors Several Law Enforcement Agencies
The Red Cross was celebrating their 100-year anniversary.
Free fitness classes at PSJA ISD as part of statewide community challenge
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) and City of Pharr teamed up for a 12-week health competition and have provided a variety of free fitness classes every week.
The Harlingen Council of Garden Clubs presents its 48th Flower Show
48th Harlingen Flower Show set for March 25 and 26
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health Celebrates IDD Month
March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Awareness Month across the nation. The purpose of this month is to bring awareness to our local communities about the value and the needs of persons with an IDD diagnosis.
Motorcade Formed to Honor Truck Driver Killed in Crash
The funeral was held on Monday.
PSJA Memorial Tech Club Awarded $5,000 to Create Community IT Engagement Center
ALAMO - PSJA Memorial Early College High School's Technology Club was recently awarded a $5,000 prize after submitting a video to the 2017 Ford STEM High School Community College. They proposed to create the Community IT Engagement in the tri-city area. According to the students, they saw a need within the community. Their proposal to create this community center would promote the use of technology in the area and support community economic growth. With help from the City of Pharr
Hands & Hearts: Brunch and Auction to Benefit La Posada Providencia
HARLINGEN, TX - La Posada Providencia, a shelter for homeless, men women and children, will host its seventh annual brunch and auction at the La Sierra Event Center in Harlingen this Saturday, February 4, 2017,. The fundraising event will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Proceeds will benefit La Posada’s shelter programs designed to help its homeless clients. Tickets are $40 per person in advance / $45 per person at the door. For more information or to make a reservation, conta...
Prime Healthcare Foundation to Purchase Mission Regional Medical Center
The regional medical center signed a letter of intent.
H-E-B Truck Driver Honored for Reaching Milestone
The truck driver reached 3 million miles of driving safely without an incident.
Organization Informs Parents How Income Tax Impacts Student Financial Aid
La Union del Pueblo Entero wants parents to know how income tax returns impact their students’ financial aid opportunities.
Online Social Security Replacement Forms Available Feb. 1
The forms are not available for people who receive Supplemental Security Income.
Harlingen Medical Center Hosts $5 Masquerade Jewelry Sale
HARLINGEN – The Harlingen Medical Center will host its $5 Masquerade Jewelry Sale on January 23 and 24. The sale will be at the hospital’s Medical Office Building Conference Room, located at 5505 South Expressway 77. It will start at 7 a.m. on both days and is open to the public. The Masquerade $5 Jewelry sale will sell items, including watches, rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, sunglasses, scarfs, wallets and tech gadgets. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. The...
South Padre Island Appoints New Fire Chief
The South Padre Island City Council announced a new fire chief. The title was appointed to Doug Fowler. He will assume his role Feb. 13.
2 More Days Added to Harlingen Holiday Stroll
The event will feature shopping and visits from Santa.
Temporary Road Closures During The South Padre Island Christmas Parade
Padre Island, TX: On Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 the City of South Padre Island will be hosting the South Padre Island Christmas Parade. The parade will start on Padre Boulevard southbound from Mars Lane to Red Snapper Street. The City of South Padre Island Police Department...
Brownsville Public Health and Wellness Director Receives Public Health Award
Arturo Rodriguez currently serves as co-president of the Brownsville-Matamoros Bi-National Health Council.
Free Glucose and Blood Pressure Screenings on World Diabetes Day
WESLACO – The Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association will have free glucose and blood pressure screenings. On Monday, November 14, World Diabetes Day, the association will offer free screenings from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
City of Elsa Awarded 2016 Municipal Excellence Award
ELSA – The City of Elsa was recognized for its reimaging campaign. At the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference and Exhibition, Elsa received the 2016 Municipal Excellence Award in the Management Innovations category. Members of the Elsa city council and staff accepted the award at the Austin Convention Center in October. City leaders were recognized for taking a pro-active approach to addressing poverty, deindustrialization, and economic strati...
The Solid Waste Management Department and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Create Community Engaged Scholarship Partnership
EDINBUG – The Solid Waste Management Department and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will join to create the Community Engaged Scholarship Partnership. The event is scheduled for Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It will be at the Solid Waste Department located at 8601 North Jasman Road. A group of both graduate and undergraduate students in the Environmental Sociology program at UTRGV will participate in the event. The goal is to learn about the community’s ...
Hidalgo Co. Agencies Hosting Property Tax Presentation
The public is welcomed to the event with an open forum to ask property tax questions.
Heart Gallery 2016
The Women’s Bar Section and the Hidalgo County Bar Foundation will host the Heart Gallery. It is the grand opening of the ninth annual gallery in Hidalgo County.
AARP Texas Presents Ollie Besteiro with 2016 Andrus Award
AARP is honoring a Rio Grande Valley native for her community service.
Legal Clinic to Offer Veterans Free Bankruptcy Advice
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and the Young Lawyers Committee of the Bankruptcy Section of the Texas State Bar will hold a Bankruptcy Clinic for veterans.
Traffic Report for the Tuesday, Oct. 4
Traffic Report for the 10/4/2016
McAllen Police Officer Receives Customer Service Award
The officer was recognized for the way he handled a traffic accident.
H-E-B Honors the Life of Howard E. Butt, JR.
SAN ANTONIO – Howard E. Butt Jr. died Sunday evening at the age of 89. For many decades, he served as president of the H. E. Butt Foundation and as Vice Chairman of the H-E-B board. H-E-B is the largest family-owned company in Texas. It is led by Butt family members such as Butt’s brother, Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, Howard Butt III and Stephen Butt. In recognition of his efforts on behalf of workers, Butt was appointed by President John F. Ke...
Vannie Cook Clinic Receives $50,000 from Hyundai Hope on Wheels
The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic is one of 18 recipients across the country to receive a 2016 Hyundai Impact Grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW) and McAllen-area Hyundai dealers.
Life in the Empty Nest: Four Tips to Help Parents Make the Adjustment
WACO - Tens of thousands of parents of new college freshmen will experience something new in the next few weeks: silence. Change will come as students move from their homes to college campuses across the nation. For the parents left behind, that pivot to the “empty nest” and ...
Community Comes Together for Operation “Hug a Cop”
The special event took place Friday morning in Weslaco.
Week-Long Preparedness Camp Open to RGV Teens
Subjects will include first aid, fire safety and search and rescue.
Organizations Raise Awareness about Sexual Assault
UTRGV partnered Wednesday with several organizations to raise awareness amongst students about sexual assault through an event called “Denim Day.”
Catholic War Veterans Commander Visits RGV
A small crowd gathered at McAllen Miller International Airport to welcome Arminda Crawford, the first female national commander for the Catholic War Veterans.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, PSJA Partner to Create School Based Health Center
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD have joined in a partnership to provide a new school-based health center. The center will be located in San Juan and will provide more than 32,000 students, faculty and staff with affordable health services. The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 20.
Pharr Police Department Receives Nearly Half-A-Million Dollars
The Pharr Police Department received nearly half a million dollars on Thursday.
Researchers Offering Free Type I Diabetes Screenings
Type I diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, is increasing worldwide.
Concert Helps Fund STARS Scholarship
On Thursday, the band “Train” played at the State Farm Arena to raise money for the South Texas Academic Rising Scholars (STARS) scholarship fund.
Teach For America Hosts Guest Teachers
Teach for America kicked off its annual guest teacher program this week.
WWII Veteran to be Buried on Thursday
A POW World War II veteran will be laid to rest in the upper Rio Grande Valley on Thursday.
Teach The Children Awarded $1,000
Contribution is part of South Texas Electric Cooperative Charitable Giving program.
Brownsville Woman Wins $1 Million Mega Millions Prize
A Brownsville resident matched all the numbers, except the Mega Ball number.
3 Rio Grande Valley Schools Nominated for National Award
TEA announced nominees for 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance to Host Community Health Fair
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance will host a community health fair. The 10th Annual Health Fair is dedicated to the health and wellness needs of the Rio Grande Valley. It will take place Saturday, January 23 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Edinburg Conference Center.
Wild Horse, Burro Adoption Returns to Mercedes
An adoption event will be held at the livestock showgrounds for wild horses and burros.
McAllen Hosts Police Appreciation Day
The McAllen North Rotary Club hosted its first police appreciation day. McAllen police and their families were honored at a formal luncheon at the McAllen convention center.